…you will. Oh yes you will. But not how you think might, how you fear you might. Not by forgiving yourself for killing all those people—2.47 billion children (you’ve already counted, haven’t you?)—no, even in forgetting, you won’t forgive yourself.
But you will come to terms with it. You will grapple with it, and waver, and come to understand what happened, what could have happened—and one day you will to see it as not an inconceivable, inevitable tragedy, but as just a day. Like every other horror you’ve grappled with in your long life.
And then, like any respectable time traveller with a television show that thrives on metaphorical action to represent internal conflicts, you will come to terms with it…
Whoops. I was going to say “by rewriting it”. But Arcadia still falls. That doesn’t actually get changed. It’s just what happens next that is altered.
Sometimes I think about Sam reading John’s Journal.
When he’s doing research, or just reading it.
When he read about Dean taking care of him.
How a lot of things have changed through the years,
and others, will never change.
There are 7 Harry Potter books (x)
I’ve lived for over 2,000 years. And not all of them were good. I’ve made many mistakes and it’s about time that I did something about that. It’s time right now.
The Drowned God | R’hllor
(requested by lady-tar-gary-en.)